Screen Worlds: The Story of Film, Television and Digital Culture charts film’s early beginnings to the rise of television, games, the internet and the dominance of the digital age. Screen Worlds contains 220 screen-based displays, 30 hours of moving image content including newly commissioned works, and hundreds of original objects and memorabilia. Let the magic and memories of the moving image mesmerize you. Navigate your way through rarely-seen footage, fascinating objects and interactive displays.
The gallery dynamically illustrates how each form of the moving image emerged as a creative medium. Within three core themes – Emergence, Voices, and Sensation, Screen Worlds explores the impact each form has had on our senses and emotions, and the role they’ve played in shaping our society, from Australian perspectives and in an international context.
Exhibition highlights include:
- Costumes and models from Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge!
- A Lumière Cinématographe, the rare camera/projector that marks film’s arrival, 1896
- Dexter the Robot from Perfect Match
- Geoffrey Rush’s sword and necklace from The Pirates of the Caribbean
- The Rocket Clock from Play School, plus Humpty, Jemima and more!
- Ned Kelly armour worn by Heath Ledger
- A replica of the iconic Interceptor car from Mad Max
- Dazzling three-screen Sound and Vision Room, made in collaboration with Baz Luhrmann, Philip Noyce and Zhang Yimou
- Interactive Timeslice – surrounded by 36 cameras enter this pod for a full body interactive that can make you look like Hugo Weaving dodging bullets in The Matrix
- Pong vs Tennis – team up with a friend and play retro-style vs wireless videogame and see who wins